Dr. Lorraine Hope
Reader in Applied Cognitive Psychology
BA (Hons) University of Lancaster
MSc University of Bristol
PhD University of Aberdeen
I joined the Department as a Lecturer in 2004 and I am a member of the International Centre for Research in Forensic Psychology. Prior to this, I was a researcher at the University of Aberdeen and worked on a number of projects examining the particular strengths and vulnerabilities associated with eyewitnesses and, in particular, older eyewitnesses. During this period, I also worked with the Eyewitness Research Group and the local Grampian Police on associated projects, including the production of facial composites, such as E-fits. I also have an interest in jury systems and biases associated with juror and jury decision-making and my doctoral work examined the impact of biases on memory and decision-making.
I am Unit Co-ordinator for the following Units:
Psychology and the legal process (MSc Forensic Psychology)
Cognitive and Social Psychological Perspective on Persuasion & Influence (BSc
Psychology; BSc Psychology & Criminology)
Introduction to Cognitive Processes (BSc Psychology; BSc Psychology & Criminology).
I also supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations on eyewitness recall and identification, legal decision making, social influence and other applied memory topics.
- Interviewing eyewitnesses: Enhancing output quantity and diagnosing accuracy.Collaborators: Professor Neil Brewer (Flinders University) and Dr Fiona Gabbert (University of Abertay)
- Memory Contamination and Co-witness Interactions; Collaborator: Fiona Gabbert (University of Abertay).
- Design & Development of a Scene of Crime Recall Tool. Collaborators: Fiona Gabbert (University of Abertay); Professor Ron Fisher (Florida International University)
- A Survey of Practitioners' Beliefs regarding Trauma and Memory. Collaborators: James Ost (University of Portsmouth); Professor Chris French (Goldsmiths); Daniel Wright (University of Sussex) & Simon Easton (University of Portsmouth).
Gabbert, F. & Hope, L. (January, 2012). Field Evaluation of the Self-Administered Interview. Report for the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Investigative Interviewing Committee.
Hope, L. & Gabbert, F. (2010). The Impact of Conferring on Individual and Collaborative Recall in a Policing Context. Report for the Metropolitan Police Service & Metropolitan Police Federation.
Hillstrom, A. P., Hope, L., & Nee, C. (2008). Applying psychological science to the CCTV review process. Report for the Home Office (Scientific Development).
Mearns, K. & Hope, L. (2005). The Management of Health in the Offshore Environment. HSE Books.
Economic & Social Research Council. Learning from the expert: Can observing the oculomotor behaviour of expert face processors improve training of face matching? Hillstrom, A., Hope, L. & Sauer, J. (Awarded: January 2012).
Home Office Scientific Development Branch. Review of training methods for facial image comparison. Hillstrom, A., Hope, L. & Sauer, J. (Awarded: December 2010).
Higher Education Investment Fund. Hope, L. Self Administered Interview Recall Tool: Website Development (Awarded: August, 2010).
British Academy (£7,496). Flowe, H., Hope, L., & Hillstrom, A. Beyond novelty? Oculomotor evidence of the role of attention in the weapon focus effect (Awarded: March 2010).
Higher Education Investment Fund. Hope, L. Market Assessment of the Self Administered Interview Recall Tool (Awarded: August, 2009)
Economic & Social Research Council. Gabbert, F. & Hope, L. Improving the delivery of justice for victims, witnesses and society: Field Trials of the Self Administered Interview Recall Tool. (Awarded: August, 2009).
Economic & Social Research Council. Hope, L., Gabbert, F. & Brewer, N. Interviewing eyewitnesses: Enhancing output quantity and diagnosing accuracy. (Bilateral Programme Award RES-000-22-3169: April 2009)
Australian Research Council. Brewer, N., Hope, L. & Gabbert, F. Interviewing eyewitnesses: Enhancing output quantity and diagnosing accuracy. (Bilateral Programme Award; April 2009)
Metropolitan Police Service & Metropolitan Police Federation. Hope, L. & Gabbert, F. Examining the Impact of Conferring on Individual and Collaborative Recall in a Policing Context. (Awarded: January 2009).
Home Office Scientific Development Branch. Hillstrom, A., Hope, L. & Nee, C. Applying psychological science to the CCTV review process: A review of cognitive and ergonomic literature (Awarded: January 2008).
British Academy. Gabbert, F., Hope, L., & Fisher, R. Protecting Eyewitness Evidence: Testing the efficacy of a Self-Administered Interview tool. (Award Period: 2007-2008)
Nuffield Foundation. Hope, L. Monitoring target search activity in a sequential lineup: Can we identify a successful identification strategy? (Summer Bursary Award: 2007).
British Academy. Gabbert, F., Hope, L., & Fisher, R. Supporting Eyewitness Memory with a Self-Administered Scene of Crime Recall Tool. (AwardPeriod: March-November, 2006)
Nuffield Foundation. Hope, L. Memory and arousal: Examining the role of attention in the weapon focus effect. (Summer Bursary Award: 2006).
British Psychological Society Research Seminars Competition. Blank, H., HopeL., Gabbert, F., Wright, D. & Ost, J. Examining Social Influence on Memory: From Theory to Application. (Award Period: 2006)
Invited Presentations & Lectures
- Invited Seminar: Witness Memory and the Self Administered Interview. Metropolitan Police, London (6 January 2012).
- Invited Seminar: Witness Memory – Tools & Techniques to Enhance Recall. Greater Manchester Police – Meeting of Investigative Interviewing Regional Advisors (28 September 2011)
- Invited Seminar: The Self-Administered Interview: Capturing Witness Memory at the Scene. CEPOL European Police College, Stockholm, Sweden (25 May 2011).
- Invited Presentation: Interviewing eyewitnesses: Enhancing output quantity and diagnosing accuracy using the Grain Size technique. British Psychological Society Workshop: Metacognition: Where next? Hosted by the University of Hull (5-7 November, 2010).
- Invited Address: Improving Post-Crash Response (Roadpeace, London): Witness statements – how to get the most from them (22 September, 2010)
- Invited Seminar: Capturing Eyewitness Memory. Greater Manchester Police (20 September, 2010)
- Invited Seminar: Witness Memory and the Self Administered Interview. Oslo Police Headquarters, Norway (25 & 26 August, 2010).
- Invited Address: Risky Business - Learning from other High Risk Industries for Patient and Public Safety (September, 2009).
- Invited Seminar: Capturing Memory: Psychology of Witness Memory (Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, Belfast, June 2010)
- Invited Plenary Symposium (July, 2009): Novel Procedures to Improve the Collection of Eyewitness Testimony’. Society of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, Kyoto, Japan
- Invited Presentation: Forensic Psychology – Investigation & Interviewing Conference (University of Leicester, July 2009)
- Invited Lecture: Capturing Memory: Psychology of Witness Memory (Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, Dublin; May 2008 & 2009)
- Invited Lecture: Investigative Interviewing Meeting (British Transport Police; April 2009)
- Invited Lecture: Capturing Eyewitness Memory (Flinders University, Australia; March, 2009)
- Invited Day Session: Eyewitnesses & Jurors in the Criminal Justice System (University College Cork, Ireland; 2008 & 2010)
For more information about the Self-Administered Interview (SAI©), please click on www.selfadministeredinterview.com
For more info click on my website: www.lorrainehope.com